Protein can be found in animal meats, eggs, and nuts to name a few. Not all these proteins are the same. Each have a different bio-availabilities. They are absorbed and used in unique ways in the body.
The amount of protein in the human diet has a large effect on body composition. The modern view is “More Protein the Better”. This idea comes from the body builders of the 80’s who consumed large amounts of protein to grow their muscles to huge proportions. Although protein is necessary for cellular growth, there are diminishing returns on protein consumption.
Low quality protein shakes are prolific currently. Seeing shakers in the gym have become commonplace. The truth is, that kind of protein is not built the same as Salmon, for example. Excess protein can be converted to glucose in the body. Extra glucose will be stored as fats.
Timing is everything when it comes to protein. The body requires more time to break down (metabolize) proteins and reconfigure them (catabolize) for usage in the body. Breaking a fast with protein is a great way to start processing protein without raising blood sugar. Lean meat has a very low glycemic reaction while fatty meats have a higher reaction. Fatty meats are better absorbed in the body than lean meats, so there is a tradeoff.
Good Proteins & Protein Diversity. Choose the best protein for your health goals.